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Mimio Offers Free Science Content Pack Through its Mimio Connect Teacher Website

Special Collection of Interactive Lessons Tailored to Anatomy, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science - On Display at NSTA

Philadelphia, PA - March 18, 2010 - Mimio , a provider of interactive teaching technologies for educators, is offering a free Science Pack with content tailored to middle school teachers. Available for download on Mimio .com, the Science Pack provides specially-selected interactive lessons covering four areas of science.

This announcement comes just in time for the NSTA show in Philadelphia, where Mimio 's products and interactive systems will be on display, March 18-21, at booth 2131.

"We introduced a small collection of content packs over the past few months and our teaching community enthusiastically embraced them," says Bob Gierschick, Mimio Senior Marketing Manager - Global MarCom. "We have experienced more than 35,000 downloads of our content packs and, to our delight, our teachers have come back to the Mimio Connect site for more. Just like our Multimedia, Graphic Organizer, English and Math Packs, the Science Pack contains carefully and thoughtfully selected content that is in a truer sense, interactive."

The Science Pack features easy-to-use dynamic animations, high-quality graphics and detailed science illustrations. Classes will appreciate the interactive volcano, cell diagram and clever interactive periodic table. This new content allows students to respond directly to the subject matter presented on the board.

"Effective interactive teaching requires overt student responses to educational materials," says Karen Mahon, Mimio Content Manager. "The benefit of this type of content pack is that it enables our learners to manipulate science materials meaningfully in ways that can't be accomplished through conventional teaching means."

Mimio contends that dynamic, student-focused interactive materials should allow the learner more meaningful and better-defined learning objectives. "This is a discussion of content quality over quantity," Karen added.

At NSTA, visitors may experiment with all Mimio products and learn how the Mimio Interactive system can transform a conventional science classroom into an engaging learning environment. To find out more about Mimio activities at the show, please visit www.Mimio .com/nsta.

Mimio Interactive and award-winning Studio 6 software turns any science class dry-erase whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard. The Mimio Interactive system and Mimio Capture Kit, lets users record dry-erase whiteboard notes and save them in a variety of formats, including PDF, JPEG, and HTML; doing so keeps students focused on the lesson rather than copying notes from the whiteboard to paper. Teachers can also import or drag-and-drop audio, video, and Flash files into Studio 6 software, thereby creating animated presentations that they can play, pause or rewind. The slim and lightweight Mimio Pad wireless tablet gives teachers and students alike access to and control of the Mimio Interactive system from any point in the classroom.

For more information on Mimio , please visit www.Mimio .com; you may also follow Mimio on Twitter @Mimio technology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.Mimio connect.com.

Mimio was voted Scholastic Instructor's Teacher's Pick "Best of 2009" and Mimio Interactive was voted the 2009 ECOO Vendor Excellence Award winner in both "Best Education Solution" and "Best Technology Product."

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